I’ve certainly been kayaking, but I’ve never had the chance to Kayak through a city and paddle past city dwellers drinking beers at local cafes and hanging out on the riverside reading books.
Now that’s a neat experience!
I’ve always chose to kayak as a way to stay active and enjoy the nature, but I have never thought of kayaking as a means of transportation from point A to point B. In Ljubljana, you can do just that.
We joined Visit Ljubljana and IškAAdventure on a kayaking adventure departing around the village of Podpeč after our morning cave adventures and then kayaked along the Ljubljanica River until we reached the centre of Ljubljana.
The trip itself was by no means physically exhausting, which gave us ample opportunity for photography and beer drinking. We were able to explore the city from a new angle and embrace all the stops along the way. We even got invited by a regatta team to stop under one of the bridges and enjoy a complimentary beer while drying off before hopping back into the kayaks.
While we kayaked for just a couple hours, the Ljubljanica River actually flows out into the Sava River making it possible for you to journey much further than just around the city centre.
Here’s something to think about:
The Ljubljanica River might be a neat way to see the city, but it has also become quite a popular place for divers and treasure hunters. Apparently between Ljubljana and the village of Vrhnika, there are scattered pieces of history dating back all the way to the Renaissance and Stone Age periods. Crazy right?!
While no one really knows why the river seemed to act as a dump site for villagers who lived there, historians do believe that what has been found in the river might have been a peace offering in order to say thanks for all the battles that they had won.
Other ways to explore the city?
We spent a week exploring Ljubljana and explored many different ways around the city by kayak, bike, stand up paddleboarding, golf cart and by foot.
Interested? Check out our Ljubljana experience by bike:
Travel tip shared by Jenna for Travel Dudes.
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